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Old 10-09-2008
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even if u strap yourself to a tree and go ***** out, that has no meaning here, its safety thats everyones concern, not how much stress can be put on the strap to prove its worthy. if you wanng go physics, what would have more potential of harming something, a strap breaking with a metal hook, or a strap breaking with a closed loop end?
The point im making is that pulling on a stump that wont move is hell of alot more stress then pulling a vehicle out.

And neither strap is going to hurt anyone, because no body is going to be standing between the 2 vehicles. It doesnt matter whether or not the strap has hooks, the strap is going to be what breaks not the the hook. Nothing is going to go 'catapulting' through the air.


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and for your main post, WTF are you using the ball for. you have no right to talk
And your trying to tell me the one inch shaft on the ball is going to snap, but a 3/8" thick D-ring wont? Really come on, physics wins over your stupid logic. You, sir, are the one who has no right to talk.
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who said i was using a 3/8?. i have a 7/8ths. and who said the ball would break? nobody did. but if your convinced that ur method is solid go right ahead,

i have a closed system that has a less percentage of something going wrong. throwing a strap around a ball and then puting the hook on it self has a much greater chance.

it might not hurt your vehicle by hooking it to ur ball but the one your pulling will be the victim.
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The point im making is that pulling on a stump that wont move is hell of alot more stress then pulling a vehicle out.

And neither strap is going to hurt anyone, because no body is going to be standing between the 2 vehicles. It doesnt matter whether or not the strap has hooks, the strap is going to be what breaks not the the hook. Nothing is going to go 'catapulting' through the air.




And your trying to tell me the one inch shaft on the ball is going to snap, but a 3/8" thick D-ring wont? Really come on, physics wins over your stupid logic. You, sir, are the one who has no right to talk.
Did you look at that link Stone posted at all? People have been killed from those straps with the hooks snapping and throwing the hooks thru windshields. I've seen pics of a strap with a hook go straight through a jeep rear window, thru the seat and thru the windshield.

I feel bad for your friends that get stuck...
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Um.... I tied one end around a stump and the other around the ball on my hitch and yanked the hell out of that thing. The hooks are stronger then the strap, meaning the strap will snap long before the hooks will ever break.

Its too bad you dont understand physics. When a line under tension snaps it snaps straight back its not going to go flying ***** nilly through the air and cut everyone in a 30' radius in half. Therefore, dont stand near a strap when its under tension. If your sitting in the drivers seat your fine.
yes Physics says being in the driver seat your fine...

the bloody ignorance coming from you lately...




enjoy your walmart hook TOW strap for recovery use.. i will remember to be no where near you when you ever want to recover something..

and something i posted in the other thread you dont seem to be reading

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this older gentlemen that used to come into the speed shop here local all the time he had a lifted jeep. he was trying to get a friend unstuck when the strap gave way and the clevis came shooting up and went threw his skull. sad to say he died.. thats why i take this so seriously.. it isn't joking around...

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but a 3/8" thick D-ring wont? Really come on, physics wins over your stupid logic. You, sir, are the one who has no right to talk.
I personally like alot of people on here use 1"-1.5" pin D-rings... not 3/8...

a proper 7/8 pin has a rating of so

7/8 inch with 65,000 lbs. in strength.

not cheap imports

and i dont use anything less then 1" pins.. over kill is great when using recovery equipment.. save your *** for another day
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..... over kill is great when using recovery equipment.. save your *** for another day
Couldn't have said it better.
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